How long, ye simple ones?

Proverbs 1:22a,25a
” How long, ye simple ones?

But ye have set at nought all my counsel, “

I must be the simplist  of the simple. 

After 20 some odd years, you would think I would learn. 

When someone asks your professional  advice, then they do not  follow your council.

The only smart thing to do is to leave them, stay away, run as fast as you can.  If you stay…..

It doesn’t matter what you do to try to rectify their error. They will always blame you, when what they expected  doesn’t work as they wanted.

If they won’t listen, leave.

The Wisdom of a discouraged simpleton.

Please pray that I will have wisdom and grace, favour with God and man.

Revelation Knowledge? : The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

My Pastor Davis Jones opened my eyes this AM. He noted the Scriptures; I am expounding on that Revelation.   For the thirty five years I have been saved I have believed man is made in the image of God.  In Genesis we find that Adam was made in Gods image

Then Adam sinned;  This caused  a Spiritual death.  He was no longer immortal and became  Adam the sinner man. 

Understand before they sinned, Adam and Eve had free access to and could freely eat of the Tree of Life.  Until  sin there was no death.  After sin Adam lives eight or nine hundred years before physical death but Spiritual death was immediate.

Genesis 2:17
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

God kicked them out of the garden so they couldn’t partake of Tree of Life, after they had sinned and had eaten of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil.

So now we get to the meat of the matter:

Genesis 4:25-26
“And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.”

If we stop there we understand all Adams children were made in the image of God. The next chapter should cause us to reconsider.

Gen 5:3
“And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:”

Adam begat a son in his own likeness and image. Since the fall the Holy Spirit would come upon individuals as He willed. Man was appointed a day to be born and a day to die physically. The Holy Spirit came upon the worthy (Moses, Joshua, David ), and the unworthy (Samson, Saul), alike, according to his work and will.

After Jesus, it was promised that the Holy Spirit would live within, giving us once again eternal life. So the children that are born to Spirit Filled Believers, (all who except Christ as Lord have a measure of the Spirit ), are born in the image of our heavenly Father and therefore fall under the protection of:

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”

Now does this mean Children of Christian parents have a free ticket to heaven? NO.

Exodus 34:7
“Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”<

The sins on the unrepentant fathers is passed dowto the third and forth generation. The child born of Christian parents has a leg up. The Lord shows Mercy,forgives iniquity and transgression (original sin?), until sin, rebellion enters their lives.

To me that means babies that die of Christians are with the Lord. Our Children that stay in the Ark of our covering, will be blessed by the Lord. They will have to make the decision to Follow the Lord but will not have to hit bottom to realize the need of Salvation.

Please look up “Your God is too small”, ” How big is your God” and “Who than shall be saved?” in my archives for Scripture.

Our Children are truly blessed. I believe the Word of God and the examples we find of Gods mercy and grace.

Life is great, until it isn’t. – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Life was great, I was drinking coffee out of my favorite cup. It was a gift from my daughter on her trip to Minnesota, uff da, is a Norwegian expression, it means oh my, or shucks, or even oot oh.

I have several uff da cups, every time my wife or daughter  go to Minnesota, they get me a new one.

This was the first one that was made as a deformed Cup.

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Popped 3 buttons off my vest.

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Joshua Boren, Goldsboro, NCs, newest police officer.   So very proud to know this Godly man.   God Bless and God Speed.

When you think of him, please pray for Wisdom,  safety and grace.

Thanks,
Bill

Thanks for visiting. blessings.
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“the father of a fool hath no joy.” – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Proverbs 17:21
King James Version (KJV)
“He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.”

My poor father could not of had any joy during my teenage years.  There was never a bigger fool then me, before Christ.  Sex, Booze, Drugs, Rock and Roll. 

I had absolutely no respect for authority,
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Who touched me? – The Fix-it Shop

Mark 5 & 6
The secret to answered prayer revealed :

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and much people followed him, (Jesus), and thronged him.  And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

For twelve years, this woman had tried everything available, seeking relief, many Doctors, probably a few quacks, home remedies, nothing helped.

She heard of Jesus, she didn’t cry out Jesus touch me.  She fought her way through the crowd and touched His garment.

We cryout, Jesus heal me, touch me, mend me  and wonder why we see meager results.   If we would touch Him, I believe we could unleash His power in our lives.

For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

Notice straightway she was healed.   Jesus didn’t run a hospital,  a place to recover,  Jesus healed straightway.

And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.  And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

This is the most popular story of The Hem of His Garment but not the only one.  In Mark 6 we find another :

And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.  And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,

And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

It is a simple message here;  quit asking for a touch from God and get in your prayer closet and find the way to the Holy of Holies and touch Him.

When I have sought Him with prayer and fasting, with no agenda,  He has always blessed.   “The Lord said, Seek ye my face.  Your face oh Lord will I seek.”

Lord, please help us to seek only You, may You always be touchable to us.

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For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:

Romans 8:13
King James Version (KJV)
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

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As a Born Again Christian I understand that I should be dead to sin.  As a man I war with sin continually.

To mortify the body, how hard can it be?

1 Corinthians 5:7
Names of God Bible (NOG)
Remove the old yeast of sin so that you may be a new batch of dough, since you don’t actually have the yeast of sin.

Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

The first step is to accept Jesus as Savior, then we make Him Lord by removing the old yeast of sin.

Easy right?  Some sins are easily removed, some are our favorites,  we hide them, try not to feed them but never really purge them, remove them from our lives.

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The soundboard of my life B. C.

Colossians 3:5-8
King James Version (KJV)
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Who among us has rid himself from all these?

Sometimes,  I covet someones lifestyle,  ask what do you do for work?  (How can you afford all this?)

Filthy communication is not above me.  I  don’t even want to touch on the others. 

My soul before Jesus, looked like the picture of the soundboard, filthy, dirty, discolored the carnal man is not pretty.

Who will save me from this wickedness?

Christ has saved us, if we would only allow Him.  The key to victory in Christ in this life is  letting the Spirit mortify the flesh.

We let the Spirit reign by walking with Jesus,  learning of Him, allowing the Spirit to rule and reign.   As we walkwith Him we will see ourselves cleaned up.

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The soundboard of my life A.D.

Colossians 1:13
God has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of his Son, whom he loves.

Colossians 3:1
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Lord,  help us to seek you, to hunger and thirst after righteousness,  to love you.

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The Filling Station – Genesis 27,28

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Genesis 27
Names of God Bible (NOG)
Jacob Gets Isaac’s Blessing

The story of Jacob stealing Esaus blessing,  Rebeccas part in it.

Genesis 28:

We find Jacob meeting Elohim  and is changed.

Genesis 28
Names of God Bible (NOG)
Isaac Sends Jacob Away

28 Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him, “You are not to marry any of the Canaanite women. 2 Quick! Go to Paddan Aram. Go to the home of Bethuel, your mother’s father, and get yourself a wife from there from the daughters of your uncle Laban. 3 May El Shadday bless you, make you fertile, and increase the number of your descendants so that you will become a community of people. 4 May he give to you and your descendants the blessing of Abraham so that you may take possession of the land where you are now living, the land that Elohim gave to Abraham.”  (El Shaddy , Almighty God).

Jacob’s First Encounter with God

10 Jacob left Beersheba and traveled toward Haran. 11 When he came to a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had gone down. He took one of the stones from that place, put it under his head, and lay down there. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway set up on the earth with its top reaching up to heaven. He saw the angels of Elohim going up and coming down on it. 13 Yahweh was standing above it, saying, “I am Yahweh, the Elohim of your grandfather Abraham and the Elohim of Isaac. I will give the land on which you are lying to you and your descendants. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust on the earth. You will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. Through you and through your descendant every family on earth will be blessed. 15 Remember, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will also bring you back to this land because I will not leave you until I do what I’ve promised you.”

16 Then Jacob woke up from his sleep and exclaimed, “Certainly, Yahweh is in this place, and I didn’t know it!” 17 Filled with awe, he said, “How awe-inspiring this place is! Certainly, this is the house of Elohim and the gateway to heaven!”

18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had put under his head. He set it up as a marker and poured olive oil on top of it. 19 He named that place Bethel [House of God]. Previously, the name of the city was Luz.

20 Then Jacob made a vow: “If Elohim will be with me and will watch over me on my trip and give me food to eat and clothes to wear, 21 and if I return safely to my father’s home, then Yahweh will be my Elohim. 22 This stone that I have set up as a marker will be the house of Elohim, and I will surely give you a tenth of everything you give me.”

Note his prayer :  If, if, then….a changing point in his life….testing Elohim,  if you do as you say…..Yahweh will be my Elohim. ….I will give back a tenth of all given me.  I believe he recognized Yahweh and Elohim two in one God.

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The Filling Station – Genesis 25,26

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Genesis 25:

7 Abraham lived 175 years. 8 Then he took his last breath, and died at a very old age. After a long and full life, he joined his ancestors in death. 9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah in the field of Ephron, son of Zohar the Hittite. The cave is east of Mamre. 10 This was the field that Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah. 11 After Abraham died, Elohim blessed his son Isaac, who settled near Beer Lahai Roi.

Esau and Jacob

19 This is the account of Abraham’s son Isaac and his descendants. Abraham was the father of Isaac. 20 Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean. 21 Isaac prayed to Yahweh for his wife because she was childless. Yahweh answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 When the children inside her were struggling with each other, she said, “If it’s like this now, what will become of me?”[b] So she went to ask Yahweh.

23 Yahweh said to her,

“Two countries are in your womb.
Two nations will go their separate ways from birth.
One nation will be stronger than the other,
    and the older will serve the younger.”

We find Isaac did not have a close walk with Yahweh or Elohim,  his and Rebecca s  prayers were almost the extent  of  their relationship.  

Genesis 26
Names of God Bible (NOG)
The Lord’s First Promise to Isaac

26 There was a famine in the land in addition to the earlier one during Abraham’s time. So Isaac went to King Abimelech of the Philistines in Gerar.

Yahweh appeared to Isaac and said, “Don’t go to Egypt. Stay where I tell you. 3 Live here in this land for a while, and I will be with you and bless you. I will give all these lands to you and your descendants. I will keep the oath that I swore to your father Abraham. 4 I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and give all these lands to your descendants. Through your descendant all the nations of the earth will be blessed. 5 I will bless you because Abraham obeyed me and completed the duties, commands, laws, and instructions I gave him.” 6 So Isaac lived in Gerar.

Here we find why Isaac was blessed by Yahweh,  because of Abraham’s walk….our lives afect our decendants even today.

12 Isaac planted crops in that land. In that same year he harvested a hundred times as much as he had planted because Yahweh had blessed him. 13 He continued to be successful, becoming very rich.

The Lord’s Second Promise to Isaac

23 He went from there to Beersheba. 24 That night Yahweh appeared to Isaac, and said, “I am the Elohim of your father Abraham. Don’t be afraid, because I am with you. I will bless you and increase the number of your descendants for my servant Abraham’s sake.” 25 So Isaac built an altar there and worshiped Yahweh. He also pitched his tent in that place, and his servants dug a well there.

First  mention of Isaac worshiping.  People recognize the Lords presence in our lifes.

28 They answered, “We have seen that Yahweh is with you. So we thought, ‘There should be a solemn agreement between us.’ We’d like to make an agreement with you 29 that you will not harm us, since we have not touched you. We have done only good to you and let you go in peace. Now you are blessed by Yahweh.”

30 Isaac prepared a special dinner for them, and they ate and drank. 31 Early the next morning they exchanged oaths. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they left peacefully.

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The Filling Station – Genesis – 21

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Genesis 21:

God Provides for Hagar and Ishmael

21 Yahweh came to help Sarah and did for her what he had promised. 2 So she became pregnant, and at the exact time Elohim had promised, she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. 3 Abraham named his newborn son Isaac. 4 When Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him as Elohim had commanded. 5 Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born.

6 Sarah said, “Elohim has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me. 7 Who would have predicted to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet, I have given him a son in his old age.”

The child grew and was weaned. On the day Isaac was weaned, Abraham held a big feast. 9 Sarah saw that Abraham’s son by Hagar the Egyptian was laughing at Isaac. 10 She said to Abraham, “Get rid of this slave and her son, because this slave’s son must never share the inheritance with my son Isaac.” 11 Abraham was upset by this because of his son Ishmael. 12 But Elohim said to Abraham, “Don’t be upset about the boy and your slave. Listen to what Sarah says because through Isaac your descendants will carry on your name. 13 Besides, I will make the slave’s son into a nation also, because he is your child.”

17 Elohim heard the boy crying, and the Messenger of Elohim called to Hagar from heaven. “What’s the matter, Hagar?” he asked her. “Don’t be afraid! Elohim has heard the boy crying from the bushes. 18 Come on, help the boy up! Take him by the hand, because I’m going to make him into a great nation.”

19 Elohim opened her eyes. Then she saw a well. She filled the container with water and gave the boy a drink.

20 Elohim was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became a skilled archer. 21 He lived in the desert of Paran, and his mother got him a wife from Egypt.

Abraham’s Agreement with Abimelech

22 At that time Abimelech,
accompanied by Phicol, the commander of his army, said to Abraham, “Elohim is with you in everything you do. 23 Now, swear an oath to me here in front of Elohim that you will never cheat me, my children, or my descendants. Show me and the land where you’ve been living the same kindness that I have shown you.”

24 Abraham said, “I so swear.”

32 After they made the treaty at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, left and went back to the land of the Philistines. 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba and worshiped Yahweh, El Olam, there. 34 Abraham lived a long time in the land of the Philistines.

The Filling Station – 14,15 – Genesis -14,15 bill cote

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Genesis 14:  Abram meets Melchizedek the priest of God :

Melchizedek Blesses Abram

17 After Abram came back from defeating Chedorlaomer and his allies, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Shaveh Valley (that is, the King’s Valley). 18 Then King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was a priest of El Elyon.
(El Elyou means God most high).

19 He blessed Abram, and said,
“Blessed is Abram by El Elyon,
    maker[b] of heaven and earth.
20 Blessed is El Elyon,
    who has handed your enemies over to you.”

Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people, and keep everything else for yourself.”

22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I now raise my hand and solemnly swear to Yahweh El Elyon, maker of heaven and earth, 23 that I won’t take a thread or a sandal strap. I won’t take anything that is yours so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 24 I won’t take one single thing except what my men have eaten. But let my allies Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre take their share.”

This is the first mention of God in Abrams life.  Some say he met Jesus,  stick around I have another idea.

Genesis 15
Names of God Bible (NOG)

The Lord’s Fourth Promise to Abram

15 Later Yahweh spoke his word to Abram in a vision. He said,

“Abram, don’t be afraid.

I am your shield.

Your reward will be very great.”[a]

2 Abram asked, “Adonay Yahweh, what will you give me? Since I’m going to die without children, Eliezer of Damascus will inherit[b] my household. 3 You have given me no children, so this member of my household will be my heir.”

(Adonay Yahweh  means Sovereign Master, Jehovah ).

 Suddenly, Yahweh spoke his word to Abram again. He said, “This man will not be your heir. Your own son will be your heir.”

” 6 Then Abram believed Yahweh, and that faith was regarded as the basis of Abram’s approval by Yahweh. 7 Then Yahweh said to him, “I am Yahweh, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land so that you will take possession of it.”

8 Abram asked, “Adonay Yahweh, how can I be certain that I will take possession of it?”

 12 As the sun was just about to set, a deep sleep—a dreadful, deep darkness—came over Abram.”

Elohim speaks to Abram in a dream :

13 “Elohim said to Abram, “You can know for sure that your descendants will live in a land that is not their own, where they will be slaves, and they will be oppressed for 400 years. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve, and after that they will come out with many possessions. 15 But you will die in peace and be buried at a very old age. 16 In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, because the sin of the Amorites will not have run its course until then.”

17 The sun had gone down, and it was dark. Suddenly a smoking oven and a flaming torch passed between the animal pieces. 18 At that time Yahweh made a promise[c] to Abram. He said, “I will give this land to your descendants. This is the land from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates. 19 It is the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

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The Filling Station – 7 – Genesis 7 – bill cote

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The study of the Trinity can be confusing.   We often consider  the Lord God as one member of the Trinity.  We think of Him as Father God.

For years I accepted this as Gospel until I woke one morning  thinking of Moses at the burning  bush.  

I have switched to the Names of God Bible, because I feel using the Hebrew names will help to separate them in our minds.

God is Elohim, which means Creator / Supreme Ruler :

The Lord is Yahweh which means Eternal or Everlasting One:

Exodus 3:1-7
Names of God Bible (NOG)

Moses at the Burning Bush

“Moses was taking care of the sheep of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. As he led the sheep to the far side of the desert, he came to Horeb, the mountain of Elohim.

The Messenger of Yahweh appeared to him there as flames of fire coming out of a bush. Moses looked, and although the bush was on fire, it was not burning up.   So he thought, “Why isn’t this bush burning up? I must go over there and see this strange sight.”

When Yahweh saw that Moses had come over to see it, Elohim called to him from the bush, “Moses, Moses!”

Moses answered, “Here I am!”

Elohim said, “Don’t come any closer! Take off your sandals because this place where you are standing is holy ground.   I am the Elohim of your ancestors,[a] the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at Elohim.  

Yahweh said, “I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt, and I have heard them crying out because of the slave drivers. I know how much they’re suffering.”

So here we find Moses the writer of the first five books of our Bible  meeting and having a conversation with both Elohim and Yahweh.  This is what caused me to dig into and prove to myself that the Trinity works in harmony, in agreement but have individual and specific Natures.

If you will stick with me I believe the Word of God will convince you.  Lets go back to Noah in Genesis 7.  We will only look at verses with interactions of God or the Lord  with man or nature.

“Yahweh said to Noah, “Go into the ship with your whole family because I have seen that you alone are righteous among the people of today.   Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal”

The Lord saw Noah as Righteous because Noah walked with Elohim, (Jesus).  Because he walked with Jesus he saved himself and his family.

“In seven days I will send rain to the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. I will wipe off the face of the earth every living creature that I have made.”   So Noah did everything that Yahweh commanded him.

 Noah was 600 years old when the flood came to the earth.  Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives went into the ship to escape the floodwaters.   Clean and unclean animals, birds, and creatures that crawl on the ground  came to Noah to go into the ship in pairs (a male and female of each) as Elohim had commanded Noah.”

“Then Yahweh closed the door behind them.  The flood continued for 40 days on the earth.”

“The floodwaters were on the earth for 150 days.”

In this chapter I believe we clearly see Noah interacting with both, Elohim  (God) and Yahweh  (The Lord ).

We will see more in the next installment

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Denominational Differences – Gods Design? ??

Why are there so many  Denominations?   There is only God, yet we have hundreds of ways we Worship.  Some really understand Praise and Worship.   Others are so quietly reverent, shouting in Praise is almost sacrilegious.

Some practice healing,  tongues, prophecy, the gifts of the Spirit.   Others acknowledge the Spirit  but let’s  not get too spooky.   There are free Spirits and ridged rituals. Some who  protect and believe their Denominations revelation and think there is none other.

I will once again ask you to take your Denominational glasses off and understand the Word of God.  Some like to think that Since Jesus saved us from the law of sin and death, that we don’t need to understand the Old Testament,  behold all things became new.

Gods character, desires and design is the same throughout the entire book.  He desires a people who will Worship Him in Spirit and truth.  A people who will walk in and consider His testimony, hearken diligently to His Word and obey.  Give themselves  to Him in all they do.

So let us see how that works out.  As it was in the Old it remains in the New.  There were millions of people, brought out of Egypt  and led to the promised land.  God spent the first two years in the desert  teaching them to be sanctified, consecrated,  holy before Him.

When they heard the voice of God, they asked Moses to be their intermediary.   When it became time to enter the promise.   All but two had an evil heart of unbelief and never entered the promise.   Joshua and Caleb had a different spirit, because they had a relationship with God.

If we look at the configuration of the order of march in the desert for the next 38 years we find out it looks like a cross.  There is order in the way they are positioned  around the Tabernacle.

The leader is always  Judah,  Praise,  God is holy and inhabits Praise: 
Psalm 22:3
King James Version (KJV)
“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”

                                                                        JUDAH

                                                                      ISSACHAR

                                                                       ZEBULUN

DAN.                                                         MOSES – AARON.                                                  REUBEN

                                                                          PRIESTS

ASHER.                                                        TABERNACLE.                                                    SIMEON

                        GERSHOM                                      –                                        MERARI

                                                                      SANCTUARY.         

                                                                      KOHATHITES

NAPHTALI                                                                                                                                 GAD
                                                                        EPHRAIM.                                                    

                                                                        MANASSEH

                                                                         BENJAMIN

The Tabernacle and Sanctuary  travel in the midst  of all, the children of Levi caring for it. 

One tribe carries the fabrics that make up the rooms of the Tabernacle.

One tribe carries the hardware and rods, boards and hard structures of the  Tabernacle.

The third tribe hand carries the Sanctuary.   The alter, candle sticks, mercy seat,  implements for sacrifices.

All other tribes are surrounding and protecting the house of the Lord.

The point is all have a particular responsibility.   We todays believers, are the Levites and Priest’s,   we are to carry the Word, guard the Word, respect and have reverence for the Word.

Act on the Word.  Praise the Lord, pray for the sick, comfort the brokenhearted,  walk in the Spirit,  the light, in wisdom towards them without.

The Denominations should all be working together,  to proclaim the year of the Lord.  In one accord about the Spiritual.   This one thing:  “God is, and is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. “

That is why the early church grew, the church would grow today if we really believed.

Please look to the Spiritual,  the things on earth are fleeting,  gone in a moment.  Set your sights on that which is above.  Love and share the Love of our Lord.

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In Every Thing

It’s the middle of the night, (4:30 am), I wake to find my wife in the living room praying.  This is not unusual, for most of our 30 years together we have lived by faith.

To put it simply,  we do not have a regular pay check, insurance, or  unemployment if work is not there.

Bette is the one who  thinks ahead, has good sense,  is a Proverbs 31 woman.

I seem to coast along not concerned about money, until my pockets are empty and the mortgage is due.  How can she stand the uncertainty of living with me.

She loves and has faith in the Lord.  She has seen the Lords provision many times, often at the last minute, or beyond.   Sometimes its the  work we’ve prayed for, and sometimes it’s in the form of gifts.

Like the Hebrews, saved from slavery in Egypt,  we’ve seen the Lord do mighty works, signs and wonders, yet still worry about todays need.

It begs the question : “What are we to do or think about;   In Every Thing?

The Word tells us if we love the Lord and are obedient children:

In Every Thing we are rich.

☆   “we abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”  

This is promised and given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ.  A measure of faith, the knowledge to speak and live the Word of God. We must be  diligent, faithful, prayerful, we must love the Lord, sit at His feet, Praise and Worship His majesty,  allow His love to reach out to others through us.

☆  ” God will make you rich enough so that you can always be generous.”

The widow from 1 Kings 17, when Elijah asked for a morsel of food said:

” I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

Elijah asked her to give him food first, she did and never ran out of meal or oil.

It doesn’t matter how little we have, if we give we shall receive. My Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills, we are rich in Christ,  He will provide according to His riches in glory.

☆   “Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.”

If we could just learn to Rejoice in the Lord, knowing He is in control.  We have a lesson to learn in this situation, pray as the Lord taught us:

Worship, acknowledge God is God

Accept His will

Ask for your needs

Ask for forgiveness – remember forgiveness hinges on our forgiving others

Ask for protection, direction

Worship

God promises the peace that passes understanding will keep our hearts and minds.

☆  “Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus  that you do this.”

It may seem God has forgotten you, you are alone, help is not on the way but help is on the way!

Don’t quit; pray, praise,  quench not the Spirit,  relie, trust and believe that God can, God will and even if He doesn’t;  We will still Worship and Serve Him.

Prove His Word…..He is Faithful and Just and will preserve us blameless till His coming.  He has called us to His service and He will do it.

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The called, and chosen, and faithful.

“He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”  Revelation 17:14b

This scripture is about the 2nd comming of Christ but it applies to Christians today.

If you have accepted Jesus as Savior  you are the called.  He stood at the door of you heart and knocked, you let Him in.  Have you proclaimed His love to you and your love of Him?

If you have the book says you are saved. 

There is more, for whosoever will.

Psalm 65:4
King James Version (KJV)
“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.”

God  has chosen us, He will cause  whosoever will to approach Him, to dwell in His courts and be satisfied with the goodness of His house, even of His Holy Temple.

Do you have a desire to know Him more, to understand His Word,  Ways, Commands,  His Testimony?   He will draw you close, the Holy Spirit  will teach you, guide and direct you to the place of safety,  comfort and love.

The real rub is faithful.   Are we faithful,   are we first full of faith and power?

Do we truly believe His Word?  Are we obedient children?   Can He trust us with finances?  Do we tithe?  Give?  Pray?  Read the Word?

Are we faithful to His plan?  Understand and share His love and grace?
Forgive and pray for those who have wronged us?  Are we willing to die for our faith?

All are called,  few are chosen.   Wide is the way,  narrow is the gate.
Broad is the path to destruction.

Lord I thank you I was called.  I thank you I am chosen and my desire is to walk together with You.  Yoked to You, in love.

Lord You have done all and just left me the job of faithful.   Lord, I  am sorry I fail  in this so often.  I  fail to pray,  praise,  give of myself,  walk in Your light or Spirit. 

I  don’t love or even like the unlovable,  I  walk my own path, not Yours.  Have not the mind of Christ in so many areas.  I am stubborn,  hard-headed, stiffnecked and rebellious,.

Why you love me, I  can’t understand but I am so thankful You do.  Lord there is one way I will be faithful.

I will love you all the days  of my life. I will repent and turn towards You when I  realize my error.  I  will trust You to forgive as I forgive others.

Lord please help me to draw near.

Amen

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Noahs Ark – day 6

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Tell a tall tail (I do know).  200-300  words  only.
Post on your blog, title Noahs tail snd please send link to me at:

kpitin2n@cotespianoservice.com

Will post a picture a day till 1/15/15

Not sure how this will work….be patient please

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Noahs Ark – day 3

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Tell a tall tail (I do know).  200-300  words  only.
Post on your blog, title Noahs tail snd please send link to me at:

kpitin2n@cotespianoservice.com

Will post a picture a day till 1/15/15

Not sure how this will work….be patient please

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Will post one photo a day till 1/15/14

Could this be an abandoned treasure chest?

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The Hiding Place:

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To me these old houses are trying to hide,

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The loneliness of rejection,

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The loss of their pride,

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The heartache of losing,

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The one’s that you love,

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Salvation  only comes,

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From Jesus above.

Lord, please help me to help,
the lost and alone.
To lead them in love,
To Your Holy Throne.

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